The Seattle Sounders were front and center at MLS All-Star week in Washington D.C. with the club showcasing its talents on and off the pitch. From participating in activities at the White House, to the club’s involvement in the eMLS All-Star Challenge and the MLS NEXT and First Team All-Star Matches, the Sounders made sure their presence was known throughout the duration of the week. Here are some highlights you may have missed:
Morris at the White House
Jordan Morris was one of the few selected All-Stars to participate in the youth soccer clinics organized by First Lady Jill Biden on the South Lawn of the White House. He engaged in several soccer activities with young athletes from the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreations soccer programs. Morris, along with his fellow All-Star teammates, also had the opportunity to meet President Joe Biden toward the end of the event.
All-Star Match involvement
Morris was selected as the lone Sounders player to compete in the 2023 MLS All-Star Match against Premier League powerhouse Arsenal F.C. Despite the 5-0 loss for the MLS side, Morris put in a solid effort in the attack when he subbed in during the 69th minute of the match.
Mo Shour MLS NEXT MVP
Sounders Academy standout Mo Shour was awarded the MLS NEXT Most Valuable Player award in their All-Star Match after supporting the West to victory over the Eastern Conference side. His stretch of saves in the last twenty minutes of the match along with his performance in the penalty shootout solidified the win for his team and earned him the MVP honors.
eMLS All-Star Challenge champs
Sounders eMLS player George Adamou adds another trophy to his shelf after emerging victorious in the eMLS All-Star Challenge. With the help of well-known Twitch streamer Castro, Adamou was able to secure the club’s first ever title in this event.